Yamaha Piccolo Flute Woodwind Owner's Manual PDF

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You are now the owner of a high quality musical instrument. Thank you for choosing Yamaha. For instructions on the proper assembly of the instrument, and how to keep the instrument in optimum condition for as long as possible, we urge you to read this Owners Manual thoroughly.

Agora voc o proprietrio de um instrumento musical de alta qualidade. Obrigado por escolher a marca Yamaha. Aconselhamos que leia cuidadosamente todo o manual do proprietrio para ver as instrues de montagem adequada do instrumento, bem como manter em timas condies de uso pelo mximo de tempo possvel.

Sie sind nun der stolze Besitzer eines hochwertigen Musikinstruments. Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich fr ein Instrument der Marke Yamaha entschiedenen haben. Um mit den Handgriffen zum Zusammensetzen und Zerlegen des Instruments vertraut zu werden und dieses ber Jahre hinweg in optimalem Zustand halten zu knnen, raten wir Ihnen, diese Anleitung aufmerksam durchzulesen.

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Vous tes ds prsent le propritaire dun instrument de musique de haute qualit. Nous vous remercions davoir choisi Yamaha. En ce qui concerne les instructions relatives un assemblage adquat de linstrument et sur la faon de garder linstrument dans des conditions optimales aussi longtemps que possible, nous vous conseillons vivement de lire entirement le prsent Mode demploi.

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Usted es ahora propietario de un instrumento musical de alta calidad. Le agradecemos su eleccin de un instrumento Yamaha. Le aconsejamos que lea todo este manual de instrucciones para ver las instrucciones para el montaje correcto del instrumento y para aprender a conservar el instrumento en ptimas condiciones durante tanto tiempo como sea posible.




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Precautions Please read before using

Disobeying the points indicated with this mark may lead to injury.

Piccolo/Flute Owners Manual

The precautions given below concern the proper and safe use of the instrument, and are to protect you and others from any damage or injuries. Please follow and obey these precautions. If children are using the instrument, a guardian should clearly explain these precautions to the child and make sure they are fully understood and obeyed. After reading this manual, please keep it in a safe place for future reference.

About the Icons

Do not throw or swing the instrument when others are close by. The headjoint or other parts may fall off hitting other people. Always treat the instrument gently.

Regarding brass instruments with a plate finish, the color of the finish may change over time. However, changes in the finish do not affect the instruments performance. Discoloration in its early stages can easily be removed with proper maintenance. (As discoloration progresses, however, it may be difficult to remove.)

* Please use the accessories that are specified for use with the particular type of finish found on the instrument. Also, metal polishes remove a thin layer of the finishs top coat which will make the finish thinner. Please be aware of this before using polish.

Keep small parts out of the reach of infants. Your children may accidentally swallow them.

Keep the oil, polish, etc., out of childrens mouths. Keep the oil, polish, etc., out of childrens reach and only do maintenance when children are not present.

Accessories Cleaning rod Polishing cloth Gauze Owners Manual (this booklet)

NOTICE To avoid the possibility of damage to the product, follow the notices below.

* Take care not to disfigure the instrument. Placing the instrument where it is unstable may cause the instru- ment to fall or drop resulting in disfigurement. Take care as to where and how you place the instrument.

* Be aware of climatic conditions such as temperature, humidity, etc. Keep the instrument away from heat sources such as heaters, etc. Also, do not use or store the instrument in any extreme conditions of temperature or humidity. Doing so may result in damage to key balance, linkage, or pads, resulting in problems during performance.

* Ointments or creams containing sulfur (for acne, etc.) coming in contact with the metal on the instru- ment can cause discoloration (the metal turns black or brown) of the silver or silver plate. To prevent this, make sure that both hands and face are clean before playing.

This icon indicates points which should carefully be observed and followed.

This icon indicates actions that are prohibited.


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Nomenclature Piccolo Flute

Embouchure Hole

Embouchure Hole Embouchure Hole


Crown Body












Lip Plate

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Alto Flute Bass Flute

Crown Headjoint

Embouchure Hole

Lip Plate


Lip Plate


Headjoint Embouchure Hole








Hand rest

Crown Lip Plate Embouchure Hole


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Before Playing the Instrument Cautions regarding wooden instruments Some flute and piccolo bodies are made of natural wood (Grenadilla) so sudden changes in tempera-

ture or humidity may result in cracking of the body or difficulty when connecting the body sections together. For this reason, take into careful consideration the place and manner in which the instru- ment is used.

During winter, wait until the entire instrument has adjusted to room temperature before playing. When the instrument is still new, do not play it for long periods of time. Play it for about 20 to 30

minutes a day for approximately 2 weeks. Both during and after performance, remove moisture and dirt from the instrument whenever


Before assembling the instrument, please observe the following points.

When holding or assembling the instrument, do not apply any excessive force to the keys. Wipe away any dirt or foreign matter from the joints before assembling. If you experience difficulty connecting the joints together, apply a thin coat of cork grease to the

cork and try again (for piccolo and bass flutes only).

Cautions regarding the joints Before assembling the instrument, always wipe off any dust or grime from the joint sections of all parts. Headjoint (Wipe to remove dust and grime from the outside of the headjoint and

inside of the body.)

Footjoint (Wipe to remove dust and grime from the outside of the body and inside of the footjoint.)

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Using the ring key plugs If your instrument has ring key plugs, be careful not to lose them. Ring key plugs are useful when you have trouble reaching a key with your fingers, or when you cannot hold the key firmly enough.

When not holding the flute

Piccolo/Flute/Alto Flute Place the instrument with the keys facing up

on a stable surface.

Bass Flute

1. Turn the thicker end of the hand rest so it is at a 90 angle to the performer.

2. Rest the instrument with its hand rest and footjoint placed on a stable surface.

NOTE * When resting the instrument on a flat surface,

make sure the direction of the headjoint is ap- propriate so that the instrument remains stable.

Hand rest

Ring key plug

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1. Taking care not to press the keys, attach the footjoint to the body.

2. Taking care not to press the keys, attach the headjoint to the body.



Assembling the instrument Piccolo




Preparing to Play




Taking care not to press the keys, connect the headjoint to the body.

NOTE * Use the markings on the headjoint and body

as a guide for aligning the two sections.

* If you experience difficulty attaching the joint sections, apply a thin coat of cork grease to the cork and try again.

NOTE * Use the markings on

the headjoint and body as a guide for aligning the two sections.

* Take care not grasp the lip plate on the headjoint, and do not apply pressure to the keys on the body or footjoint.

* Use a cloth to wipe off any dirt or foreign matter from the joint sections before assembling.

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9 Body


Flute (Curved Headjoint models)/Alto Flute/Bass Flute

1. Use a cloth to wipe off any dirt or foreign mat- ter from the joints before attaching.

2. Taking care not to press to the keys, hold the body at its uppermost point, and the footjoint by its lowest point, and attach the footjoint to the body.

If you experience difficulty, hold the body in the middle and try to attach it again.

NOTICE * Take care not to apply unnecessary force to the



Body Headjoint

Hand rest

3. Attach the U-joint to the main body. Align the U-joint so that it is positioned slightly to the left of the keys when looking at the keys from directly above. Next, rotate the headjoint and adjust the position (angle) of the embouchure hole so that it aligns with your mouth.

For the bass flute, the next step is to attach the hand rest to the instrument at a comfortable angle.

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Tuning Since changes in temperature and humidity can affect the instruments pitch, blow some air through the instrument to warm it up before tuning.


Tuning is accomplished by sliding the headjoint slightly toward or away from the body.

* Pull out on the headjoint to lower the pitch and push it in to raise the pitch.

Alto Flute/Bass Flute

On the alto and bass flutes, tuning is accomplished by sliding the U-joint slightly toward or away from the body.

* Do not adjust the space between the headjoint and U-joint. Doing so will degrade the pitch balance, making it difficult to tune the instrument.




Headjoint Body

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Check the tone reflector position As slippage in the tone reflector position can affect the

instruments intonation, its position should be checked pe- riodically.

How to check the tone reflector position Using the supplied cleaning rod accessory, insert it into the

headjoint and make sure that the line on the cleaning rod is centered in the embouchure hole.

NOTE * When adjusting the tone reflector position Adjusting the

tone reflectors position requires high skill and should be done by your local dealer from whom you purchased the instrument.

* If the head cap is loose, turn it until it is sufficiently tight. Do not over-tighten the head cap, as it may cause the posi- tion of the reflector to move.


Alto Flute


Bass Flute

Tone reflector Cleaning rod


Tone reflector Cleaning rod


Tone reflector Cleaning rod


Tone reflector Cleaning rod


Line on the cleaning rod

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Maintenance 3. Rotate the body in the same direction that the

gauze is wrapped and wipe away moisture from the instruments bore. Wipe away moisture from the joint sections as well.

* Take extra care removing moisture from wooden instruments. Moisture left in the bore can result in cracking.

Cleaning rod


After playing the instrument

Cleaning the body

1. Insert the corner of a gauze through the hole at the end of the cleaning rod.

2. Wrap the gauze around the end of the clean- ing rod, making sure no bare metal is exposed.

* Exposed metal can damage the interior of the body.




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Cleaning the exterior Taking care not to apply pressure on the keys,

use a polishing cloth to wipe away fingerprints or oil from the instruments exterior.

* When cleaning the keys, take care not to damage the pads.

Cleaning paper

Powder paper

Polishing cloth

Pad maintenance

1. While the pads are still wet, insert a piece of cleaning paper between the pad and the tone hole and completely remove moisture from them.

2. If the pads are still sticky, use a piece of powder paper to remove the stickiness.

Polishing cloth

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Maintenance required every two to three months

Key oil

1. Apply some key oil to the key mechanisms. NOTE

* Do not apply too much key oil. * If you are unsure of where to apply the key

oil, consult the store where you purchased it.

2. After applying oil, move the key several times to spread the oil evenly.

3. Completely remove any oil that gets onto the surface of the keys or instrument.

Putting the instrument in its case

When closing the case, make sure there are no objects such as a gauze or cloth on top of the instrument. Doing so may put unnecessary pressure on the keys causing damage. Also, never leave a damp cloth or gauze, etc., in the case.

First, wipe off moisture and dirt from the joints, then place the headjoint into the case. Store the headjoint, footjoint and the body in the case, in that order. Fit it into the case snugly, without forc- ing.

If you feel the keys are not moving well, use a special key oil (sold separately.)

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The tone is not clear, or the instrument plays out of tune.

The tone reflector may be out of alignment. The pads and tone holes may be out of alignment or the pads may be worn.

The keys are stiff and function poorly.

The spring may be dislodged. Excessive force applied to the keys may have bent them. Too much or little oil may have been applied to the key mechanisms.

Attaching or removing the headjoint or footjoint is difficult.

There may be dust or grime on the joint. The body may have become deformed. The headjoint may have been left attached to the body for a long period of time.

The keys produce noise when played.

Felts or corks may be deformed. Excessive force applied to the keys may have bent them. The key mechanisms may be worn. Screws may have loosened.

If you notice any of the following problems, the instrument may not be working properly. Please contact your local dealer for more information.

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/ Fingering Chart / Grifftabelle / Tableau des doigts / Grfico de digitado / Grfico de digitao / / /

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: /Close/Geschlossen/Ferm/Cerrado/Fechado/ // : /Open/Offen/Ouvert/Abierto/Aberto/ //

/ Fingering Chart / Grifftabelle / Tableau des doigts / Grfico de digitado / Grfico de digitao / / /

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5 E-C#(Db) 4 1 1

Alternate fingerings are given with the shaded examples. For E to C#, starting at the 5th measure, fingerings are the same for

an octave higher. The pitch actually produced by the alto flute is a perfect 4th lower than marked. The pitch actually produced by the bass flute is an octave lower than marked. The pitch actually produced by the piccolo is an octave higher than marked.

Die schraffierten Beispiele zeigen alternative Griffe. Fr E bis C# entsprechen die Griffe ab dem 5. Takt denen eine

Oktave hher. Die tatschlich von der Altflte erzeugte Tonhhe liegt eine reine

Quarte unter der angegebenen. Die tatschlich von der Bassflte erzeugte Tonhhe liegt eine

Oktave unter der angegebenen. Die tatschlich von der Pikkoloflte erzeugte Tonhhe liegt eine

Oktave ber der angegebenen.

/ Fingering Chart / Grifftabelle / Tableau des doigts / Grfico de digitado / Grfico de digitao / / /

Des doigts de rechange sont indiqus avec les exemples ombres. Pour mi do #, en commenant la cinquime mesure, le doigt est identique pour

une octave plus haut. La hauteur du son actuellement produite par la flte alto est un quatrime parfait

infrieur celui indiqu. La hauteur du son actuellement produite par la flte basse est une octave infrieure

celle indique. La hauteur du son actuellement produite par le piccolo est une octave plus haut celle indique.

En los ejemplos sombreados se dan digitados alternativos. Para E a C#, empezando por el quinto comps, los digitados son los mismos que

para una octava ms alta. El tono realmente producido por la flauta alta es una negra perfecta ms baja que la marcada. El tono realmente producido por la flauta baja es una octava ms baja que la marcada. El tono realmente producido por el flautn es una octava ms alta que la marcada.

Os exemplos sombreados so digitaes alternativas. Para E a C#, com inicio no 5 compasso, as digitaes so as mesmas para uma

oitava acima. O som real produzido pela flauta alto exatamente uma 4 abaixo do que est marcado. O som real produzido pela flauta baixo exatamente uma oitava abaixo do que est marcado. Som real produzido pelo Piccolo uma oitava mais alta do que est marcado.

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